December 26th and December 27th are remarkable dates for Myanmar for the reason that this was the signing of a 6 point agreements between Naypyitaw’s delegations spearhead by U Aung Thaung and U Thein Zaw and the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and National Democratic Alliance Army (NDAA), as reported by Shan Herald Agency for News, citing the Sino-Burma border sources.
The delegates from Burma have met with Wa and Mongla otherwise known as the NDAA three times already since September. Everytime they confer, series of agreements are presented. With their last scheduled meeting, both Mongla and Wa will talk about their involvement particularly in the state and lower house legislatures, SHAN report said.
Facts have been stated that they agreed to cooperate with “one mind and one stomach” to help promote national defense forces for national security and protection, it said.
According to SHAN, other 4 points were also included in the discussion and was agreed upon between Naypyitaw and both Wa and Mongla.
First, whatever was discussed and signed in the meeting must be implemented on October.
Secondly, the support and assistance to alleviate standard of living and the economic growth and expansion in every territory.
Third, to boost and encourage high standard of education to both Wa and Mongla as agreed upon with Naypyitaw.
Fourth, to improve and enhance the health standard to both Wa and Mongla areas.
An authorized official of the Mongla claimed that since Naypyitaw is ignoring their claim to Hsaleu and Nampan both in Mongyang township, this doesn’t discouraged them to join in the parliamentary seats in Nampan and Hsaleu but to push thru in participating in the newly set up legislatures, it said.
Mongpawk, a sub-township in Mongyang Township which is controlled by the Burmese Army is being claimed by Wa, Pangwai, Napharn Panhsang Mongmai, Hopang and Markmang.
Two representatives of Shan State Army (SSA) South will be sent to Taunggyi to attend another meeting prior to the scheduled meeting this month, SHAN said.
Naypyitaw has named Wa as Special Region No. 2 and Mongla as Special Region No. 4. With the UWSA, NDAA and Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA), the group is considered as the fourth armed movements which have signed the ceasefire agreement with Naypyitaw.